ITRA Strategy Formulation Meeting on Human Simulator


A 3 day Strategy Formulation Meeting (SFM) on Human Simulator was organized by ITRA on 15-17 January, 2015 at Hotel Atrium, Delhi-NCR. The event was attended by more than 60 National and International experts from the fields of Medicine as well as Information, Communication Technology and Electronics (ICT&E).

Prof. SV Raghavan, Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, delivered the opening address. Prof. Narendra Ahuja, Director – ITRA, then gave an overview of ITRA as well as, an outline on it’s new focus area Human Simulator. The first session of the SFM included presentations and discussions on various medical topics, like, The Role of Amyloid in Neurodegenerative Disorders, Type II Diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease and Steatohepatitis, and Therapeutic Targets & Drug Discovery Strategies for Amyloid.

In the following sessions, it was discussed how ICT&E can help in the field of medicine viz. through amyloid modelling. The experts also discussed how the Human Simulator initiative of ITRA can improve the quality and quantity of Research & Development (R&D); Curricular options; Program for Societal Sensitivity for problem spotting & solving; Entrepreneurial Activity.

SAMPLE PROJECTS (List of other examples of important problems) 

JayantaMukhopadhyay IIT Kharagpur
JayanthiSivaswamy IIIT Hyderabad
Dr. K.G.Kallur DEPT OF Molecular Imaging , HCG
Kas Subramanian STRAND Life Science
Dr. M A Alam NBRC
Dr. Madhukar M. Rao ACRi
Dr. ManjariTripathi AIIMS
MuthuswamyBalasubramanyam Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
Prof. N Ahuja Director, ITRA
Narendra M. Dixit Department of ChemicalEngineering, IISc Bangalore
NomeshBolia Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, Delhi
Prof. PrabhaGarg Pharmacoinformatics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and  Research, S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab
PranayGoel Mathematics and Biology, IISER Pune, Pune
Prof.Prasun K. Roy National Brain Research Centre
Dr. RavibabuMulaveesala Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Ropar&Rupnagar
Dr. Reena Wilfred INMAS, HRDO
Dr. Ritwik Kumar Layek Dept. of E&ECE, IIT Kharagpur
RohitManchanda DeptBioSci&BioEngg, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Dr. Rajesh Khadgawat AIIMS
Samir K Maji IIT Bombay
Dr. Sanjay Pandey Neurology, GB Pant Postgraduate institute of medical education and research
Prof. SantanuChaudhury Dept. of Electrical Engg., I.I.T, Delhi
Dr. SavitaSheoran Indira Gandhi University Meerpur, Rewari
ShyamDiwakar Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham Kollam, Kerala
Prof. SoumyoMukherji Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Dr. SuhitaNadkarni Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, Pune
SumeetAgarwal Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi
Sunil D Sherlekar Intel
Dr. Sunil Kumar Dubey Department of Pharmacy, BITS, Pilani
SUSHMITA MITRA Machine Inteligencre,ISI
Dr. Uttam C. Banerjee Department of Pharmaceutical Technology  NIPER
V P SubramanyamRallabandi NBRC